Reviews 96 points Wine Advocate "With the Rio Sordo, you really start to feel the textural richness and fruit weight that can be achieved with Nebbiolo in a great vintage. This vintage is compact and tightly woven together, suggesting a forecast for an extra long drinking window. (ML)" 93 points John Gilman "...classy bouquet offering up scents of cherries, anise, a hint of orange peel, red curry, smoked meats, beautiful Piemontese herb tones, woodsmoke and a very complex base of soil that will go autumnal in personality in the not too distant future. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and structured, with a great core of fruit, plenty of well-integrated, chewy tannins and a long, focused and impeccably balanced finish. (JG)"